The Hudson Valley’s most electrifying fall happening

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for 2021, gawk at the always-impressive New York City skyline’s pumpkin treatment and take a stroll under the sea in our River of Light.

Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

NEW this year: Claim your VIP status with a Blaze FLEX ticket! Each individual FLEX ticket provides the ticket holder access to Blaze on any night, in any time slot the event is open, even if the event is sold out. No need to reserve a specific date or time, just show up with your FLEX ticket! PLUS, enjoy a complimentary food item and a complimentary apple cider, beer, or wine (beer/wine only available at Blaze: Hudson Valley). Because of the special access these tickets provide, only a handful are available, and once they are sold out, they are SOLD OUT, so get yours today!

Note: Each FLEX ticket is valid for one admission, per person, per ticket and is only valid for one use. Each member of your party must have a FLEX ticket to take advantage of this special offer. Blaze: Hudson Valley FLEX ticket required for entry to Blaze: Hudson Valley entry. Blaze: Long Island FLEX ticket required for entry to Blaze: Long Island.

Looking for Blaze on Long Island? Click here.

All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.

2021 Dates

September 17-October 31; November 3-7; 10-14; 18-21

Advance reservations required. No tickets will be sold on site.

Tickets starting at $24
Members + Children 2 and under: FREE
Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.

New this year: The FLEX ticket allows you to attend Blaze on any night at any time—even if the event is sold out! Flex tickets start at $59 and include a snack and beverage of your choice.

$2.50/ticket surcharge for phone purchase

For best pricing, look for tickets later in the evening, during the week, and November.

Refund and Exchange Policy: Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2.50 per ticket exchange fee. More information.

We are dedicated to providing you a healthy, safe, and fun experience.

Blaze is outdoor and touch-free experience, but here are just some of the other steps we’re taking to ensure a great experience for everyone!

Masks – Required for unvaccinated visitors. Required for everyone when indoors.
Limited Capacity – We have reduced capacity to ensure visitors can maintain proper social distancing.
Advance Tickets Required – To ensure safe visitor counts, all tickets must be purchased in advance online.

All visitors must agree to our COVID Courtesy Code.


GPS address:
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


Is photography allowed?

Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted. No tripods, monopods, or drones are allowed on the site.

How long is the Blaze experience?

Most people take about an hour to walk through Blaze. Please allow about 90 minutes for your on-site experience.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Blaze is handicapped accessible, as there are no stairs to negotiate through the installation. However, there are some narrow and slightly sloped brick paths and it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain.

Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.

Are there nearby dining or hotel options?

There are also many excellent options for dining in the area.

There are also a wide range of hotels to choose from in the area, including Historic Hudson Valley’s Hospitality Partners, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown, Tarrytown Estate on the Hudson, and The Abbey Inn and Spa.

Can I go on a sold out night?

Sorry, but when we are sold out, we do not have any tickets at the door and we do not have a waiting list.

Is there parking at Blaze?

Yes, parking is free and on-site. You may park 30 minutes before your ticket time.

What is your weather policy?

Blaze is held rain or shine. If you elect not to attend on the night you hold tickets for, your tickets are neither refundable nor exchangeable. In poor weather, ticket holders should consult local weather forecasts for their own area and make their own determination about whether to set out for the evening’s event. Please see our full weather policy. 



An event may be canceled by Historic Hudson Valley if, in its sole judgment, extreme weather or other conditions could jeopardize the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff. Generally, rain, snow flurries, or showers would not lead us to cancel, but extremely heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, very strong wind; blizzard conditions, heavy icing, or a prediction of such conditions could force us to do so. If Historic Hudson Valley determines that conditions warrant canceling an event, we will post a message on our website and voicemail and ask local radio stations to make an announcement.

Are strollers allowed?

Strollers are permitted, but keep in mind that strollers which are particularly wide may not fit through some of the site’s more narrow passageways.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee. Please see Historic Hudson Valley’s 2020 Ticket Refund and Exchange Policy for more details.

Are dogs allowed at Blaze?

Pets are not allowed at Blaze. Service dogs are welcome.

Can I get in early?

Timed ticketing helps us maintain safe hourly visitor counts. Your ticket will be ready to scan and you can enter the event at the time on your ticket.

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